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Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus [Paperback]

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Pages   894
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.49" Width: 7.29" Height: 1.82"
Weight:   3.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 24, 1999
Publisher   Webster's New World
ISBN  0028631234  
EAN  9780028631233  
UPC  021898631237  

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Provides synonyms, antonyms, and related and contrasting words and phrases for thousands of terms

Publishers Description
This new edition of the renowned Webster's New World Thesaurus combines a thematic index-based on Roget's original categories with the proven usefulness of its A-Z listing. New introductory material and an interpretive essay on Roget and his work reintroduce Roget's organizational technique to a new generation of thesaurus users.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Excellent book  Sep 26, 2007
Excellent book, bought it for my grandsons who love to write, and I figured they could use it for school.
useful book for college student writing essay  Aug 5, 2007
This thesaurus that i purchased here is very helpful,i had some predicaments before to write a well- written essay like a student in college because of my simple words.My essays were very simple because the words make them simple and boring.From the moment that i brought this thesaurus,i did improve my self and my essays are more interesting to read with my varaition using the words.
Great source.  Sep 11, 2005
Everyone in the family has used the New World Thesaurus at one time or another since our purchase. It's easy to use and complete. Anyone with kids in school or adults who have to develop content in their jobs will find this book a valuable resource.
Speachless  Dec 29, 2003
A most complete resource for writers or closet linguists.
I can hardly find the words to describe this book
Wonderfully easy to use!  Oct 1, 2003
This thesaurus is divided into two main sections: Roget's style thematic index and a dictionary style alphabetized index.

The thematic index is divided into six areas, covering less than 20 pages:

Abstract Concepts
Spatial Concepts
Physical and material Concepts
Human Intellect
Human Personality and Actions
Human Emotions and Beliefs

For researching ideas, this first part is invaluable.

However, the vast majority of the time, I use the extraordinarily convenient dictionary style index, covering nearly 900 pages. It's easy - if you need a new word to cover the same tired old word you've been using, just look it up. For example, here's the entry for the common word, friend:

Friend, n. 1. [a person with whom one has mutual attachment] - Syn. Companion, intimate, confidant, comrade, familiar, schoolmate, playmate, best friend, close friend, roommate, bedfellow, fellow, fast friend, bosom friend, boon companion, mate alter ego, other self, soul mate, crony*, buddy*, sidekick*, bosom buddy*, homeboy*, homegirl*. Ant. Foe, ENEMY, stranger.

2. [An ally] Syn. Compatriot, confrere, colleague; see associate (in boldface)

3. [A patron] -- Syn. Supporter, backer, advocate, sympathizer; see patron (in boldface) 1.

Make friends with (in bold face) - Syn. Befriend, strike up a friendship with, buddy up to*; see associate (in boldface) 1.

When a word is in bold face, it means that the word is included in the thesaurus and may have other suggestions for you. The number after the bold face tells where in the entry to look for suggestions. The noun form of the word friend has three numbers referring to different definitions. An asterisk after a word, according to the thesaurus, indicates "archaic, colloquial, dialect, slang, or other unusual usage." The N after the entry word refers to its part of speech; in this case, the word friend is a noun. Syn. refers to synonym, or a word that is similar in meaning. Ant. refers to antonym, or a word that is opposite in definition.

The very back of the book has a small handful of pages called the Supplementary Word Lists, which include endings of words, such as -cide, --cracy, --iac, --mancy, and so forth and gives a list of words with that particular suffix. For example, for -iac, the listings includes words such as insomniac, kleptomaniac, and paranoiac, among many others.

In short, this is an excellent reference for a beginner (my ten-year-old frequently uses this thesaurus) as well as a seasoned professional. The organization is superb and it is easy to read and to follow. It's nearly impossible not to find the word that you seek!


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